On Wednesday, some 16 thousand pigs were drowned on a single Guangxi farm amid torrential rains and heavy flooding, but now comes the less fun part as workers try to remove all that hog wash from the water supply.
The floods were caused by the heaviest downpour that Dahua Yao Autonomous County has ever seen (maybe even a little worse than the rains that turned Shanghai into a murky water world earlier this week) and the farm owner said it all happened so fast that he had no time to protect his precious piggies.
In a matter of minutes thousands upon thousands of poor little porkers were drowned and later were seen floating, decaying and festering in the water, in a manner reminiscent of Shanghai’s own Great Hogwash of 2013—where a constantly rising number of pig carcasses made their way merry down the Huangpu River.
Initially, authorities forecasted it would take a quick seven days to clean up all the rotten pork soup. But we are pretty sure that they aren’t the ones tasked with removing thousands of rotting pig carcasses from the water and then burying them in a mass grave.
Anyway, this is just further evidence that pig swimming competitions aren’t cruel but necessary for teaching survival skills. It’s also evidence that pigs really need to try to fly away to freedom whenever they get the chance.
by Alex Linder
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